Cardiac Science is presenting a special webinar on automated external defibrillators (AEDs) titled, "Protect the Community, Protect Your Own: Learn How Your Department Can Save Lives with AEDs" on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 1 p.m. Central/2 p.m. Eastern.

This webinar will cover:

  • When a 911 call is placed, police are typically first on scene to a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) emergency – a condition that kills more than 380,000 Americans each year.
  • The only effective treatment for SCA is an immediate shock from an AED, so police must provide care to the victim quickly.
  • AEDs can also help to protect your own: Data show that, due to high stress levels and workload, law enforcement is among the highest-risk professions susceptible to SCA.
  • Discover how to fight and win the inevitable budget battles.
  • Learn how to implement your AED program from conception to completion.

The webinar will be led by Sgt. Scott Simon, a Nevada state trooper for 25 years, who made life-saving AEDs a priority in his department and outfitted 210 patrol vehicles with AEDs. Simon, who is now the vice president of Nevada Project Heartbeat, found the funds to see this initiative through despite budgetary battles and bureaucratic pushback. He is an expert in helping law enforcement agencies research, fund, select, and deploy AEDs. Simon is also an EMT and oversees CPR/AED training for officers in the patrol.